Who is a foreign nurse graduate or an overseas
nurse? If you have obtained your nursing degree,
diploma or certificate in your country and want to
work in another country, then you are an overseas
nurse or a foreign nurse so far as latter is
concerned. You are a domestic nurse in your country.
For example, you a registered nurse in the United
States. You want to work in Australia. Then you are
a domestic nurse in the United States and a foreign
nurse in Australia. If you want to work in
Australia, you need to follow the guidelines issued
by the nursing authority in Australia.
Whatever be your professional standing and
achievement in your country, it is not recognized
fully in the foreign country, until you satisfy the
requirements for an overseas nurse in that country.
The four essential steps in becoming a successful overseas
- Passing the qualification examination or
- Getting registration
- Obtaining a nursing training position or a
- Obtaining visa or residence permit
The other factors to consider are:
- Social life
In the following pages, you will find brief
information useful to overseas nurses that want to
work in the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New
Zealand. The complete details can be found in 'The
Nurse's Guide to Overseas Career.' It is a
downloadable eBook. It is not available in paper
format. You can buy it online, if you
have a credit card.
Information for overseas nurses: